Faceting Design Diagram: Precede – Tourmaline, Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite

Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)

Precede Jeff Graham Facet Design

Precede Jeff Graham Facet Design

Precede (MIR83.JRG)

By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2005
91.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
32 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 44
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 P/W = 0.450 C/W = 0.191
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.661 P/H = 0.681 C/H = 0.289
Vol./W^3 = 0.239


Addition # 10 – Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes. This is very interesting and not difficult to cut. It works well in light to medium saturations and is a good Garnet cut. Note: P3 just floats in, you can vary the facets. A table should be cut on larger stones.

Precede Jeff Graham Facet Design

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

Gram Faceting Archive of Information
This edited version of an article by the late Jeff Graham is part of a special archived informational series from Gram Faceting. Used with permission.